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The ability to perceive the true essence/nature of anything. Sub-power to Biological Essence Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Truth Sight


The user can perceive the true essence/nature of anything they observe, seeing past any ability hiding a true self and allows the user to see others for what they really are. This ability is effective against opponents with incredible disguises or shapeshifting abilities, as not even their essence can be hidden from the user.



  • The user may be mentally damaged by their continuous exposure to the true nature of various entities
  • Users of Unnotability are immune.

Known Users

  • Angel (Marvel Comics)
  • Johnny Storm (Marvel Comics); when he was a herald of galactus
  • Pythia (DC Comics)
  • The Savior (Chaos! Comics)
  • Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files); via Wizard Sight
  • Users of The Rapture (Top Cow Comics)
  • Mimmi (Mako: Island of Secrets)

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